30 November 2018

Czech fashion show is a first in Ireland

Last evening’s fashion show in Dublin’s City Hall in Dame Street, hosted by the Czech Republic and Skoda Ireland, was a first such show of its kind in Ireland, writes Trish Whelan.

Skoda Ireland had partnered with the Czech Embassy in Dublin to celebrate Czech fashion designers aimed at introducing Czech designers to Irish retailers and media. The show was produced by well-known fashion consultant Eddie Shanahan. 

It proved a most enjoyable evening of entertainment and style supporting emerging and established Czech talent.

Guests were welcomed by His Excellency Petr Kynstetr, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Ireland, while John Donegan, Brand Director of Skoda Ireland, said Irish motorists were very appreciative of the stunning style of Skoda cars and would now experience a wonderful display of Czech fashion. 

The four collections were by Czech designers Monika Drapalova, Martina Navarila, Hana Havelkova and Eva Brzakova. 

Monika has presented her work in showrooms and shows in Paris, New York and Shanghai; Martina is one of the pioneering Czech fashion creators in Europe with her collection of knitwear for women; Hana has exhibited her work at Paris, Berlin, New York and Shanghai and is focused on limited edition collections and custom-made dresses; Eva is strongly inspired by architecture and her contemporary elegant designs with fine materials and tailoring, empower femininity, gentleness and vitality. 

Here is a small example of the garments on show by the four designers. 

Guests were also treated to information on the top sights and attractions in the Czech Republic a small country which lies right in the heart of Europe. The Czech Tourism agency, founded by the Ministry of Regional Development, operates in the field of tourism as a client-focused marketing agency to promote the Czech Republic as the ideal tourism destination. 

Apart from its stunning scenery and all the attractions the various regions have to offer, one of the most frequent reasons for visiting the country is to stay in a spa and the country’s spa tradition is one of the oldest in Europe. The 30+ spas located throughout the country offer a diverse range of treatment options and Prague is home to the Proton Therapy Centre, internationally acknowledged as one of the most advanced cancer treatment centres of its kind in the world.

You can visit the Czech Republic tourist website at www.czechtourism.com